Gold Embossing with Aqua Markers

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Spectrum Noir's Aqua watercolour markers are an easy way to add watercolour to any creation.

By combining Aqua markers with gold embossing powder an elegant effect can be created.

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Step 1:

Add VersaMark watermark ink onto the background stamp.

Stamp onto Black Pearl Shimmering Cardstock (alternatively use Centura Pearl).

Step 2:

Add gold embossing powder quickly to the stamped image and heat emboss it.

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Step 3:

Use an acrylic block as a palette.

Scribble colour onto it, then pick up the colour with a waterbrush and paint it onto the card.

Start with the reds (Crimson and Burgundy).

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Step 5:

Add a wash of Crimson over all of the flowers.

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Step 6:

To create the dark areas and shadows, add more Crimson towards the centres of the flowers.

Add the Burgundy in the darkest areas.

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Step 7:

Use the same technique for the leaves, using Bud Green and Moss

Step 8:

Add colour to the background using Kingfisher and Aquamarine.

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Step 9:

Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark and heat emboss in gold.

Trim off the right edge at an angle.

This will add interest to the card.

Step 10:

To complete the card, assemble using a tape runner and foam adhesive.

Tutorial credit: Chrissie Tobas

Spectrum Noir Supplies Used:
Aqua markers: Kingfisher, Aquamarine, Bud Green, Moss, Crimson, Burgundy

Other Supplies Used:
Crafter’s Companion Black Pearl Shimmering Cardstock
Crafter’s Companion Tape Runner
Therm O Web Foam Squares
The Ton Peonies Stamp Set
Your Next Stamp Whatnot Sentiments Four Stamp Set
VersaMark Watermark Ink
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Heat Gun

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